Guys and Gals Golf by Jim Kaspar LW contributor
Keith and Kelly Song had five straight birdies to start their day, setting the course on fire during the recent Guys and Gals Golf tournament.
The group ended with low scratch (49) and low handicap (41) scores.
With 376 pokes at the circle hole, a total of only five balls scored, giving the owners $1 each.
Tournament director Fujio Norihiro was closest to the pin for the outbound round at 3 feet 2 inches.
Bob Gass claimed homeward prize at eight inches.
For the ladies, Sun Lee at 1-8 and Angie Oh at 12-5 walked off with the prize money.
All results are listed as handicap scores.
Keith and Kelly Song won the first flight with their net 41, 13 strokes under par. They were followed by Dong Lee and Ki Yang, 46; Fujio Norihiro and Kay Sekino, 47; and Hak and Susie Kim and Bill Long and Peggy Powers matching cards of 48.
Mike Breen and Dorothy Favre won the third flight with a net 43, followed by Sang H. and Soo Kim and Joe Didonato and Sandra deDubovay, 44; K.W. and Sheila Jeon and Steve Moody and Mona Lewis, 45; Pat Brooks and Mary Ann Moore, 46; and the teams of Bob Looney and Barbara Timberlake, Youn and Melinda Lee, and Allen Bourhenne and Louise Seifert, 47 for fifth and final place.

Chess Club

This week’s puzzle: White moves first and for any answer by black, the white’s next move is checkmate. Answers, page 25.
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Chess partners are available when the Leisure World Chess Club meets from 2-8 p.m., Fridays, in Clubhouse 3, Room 7. Beginners welcome for free lessons.
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Solution to this week’s puzzle: The white bishop moves from e3 to c5. Any answer by black, the white’s next move is check mate.

Tournament Poker Club

by Margaret Gillon
LW contributor

Twice a month, Poker Club Tournament members who are trained to be dealers volunteer to run the tables at club tournaments.
Dealers check that the table is set up correctly, the chips are ready for players, and all card decks are complete.
During the games, dealers make sure all people are playing correctly and that there are no problems between players.
Dealers play as well as deal, but if they are knocked out of the game they stay at their table and deal until the table has been won by one player.
Without dealers, the club could not have tournaments.
In appreciation for all the work dealers perform, two dealers only tournaments are held during the year sponsored by the club.
The only people who can play are dealers who have volunteered to deal at the tournaments three times in the last six months.
Prizes are awarded to winners.
The first dealer tournament was held Feb. 22.
The final table had 11 players, and Gary Carnes and Wendy Wu split it as joint winners.
Other top finishers were Cleo Looney, Bob Looney, Larry Slutsky, Susan Rose, Susan Dodson, Bob Konier, Dolien Nguyen, Ken Goettsch and Dan Galliani.
Poker lessons will be available to Leisure World residents March 8 at 10:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 6.
Those who attend can try out their new skills by staying to play in the dealers seminar that begins at noon in the same location.
For more information and stories about the TPC, visit www.LWPoker.org.
Also included are stories on past tournament games, the rule book, tournament times and notices about special events in the future.

Sports Scoreboard

Fun Time Pinochle Club
winners March 3: Peg Kaspar, 12,620; Richard Van Wasshnova, 12,320; Al Bellizzi, 11,270; Julia Troise, 10,580. For more information, call Diane Van Wasshnova at 430-6590.
– Richard Van Wasshnova
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Jolly Time Pinochle Club
winners from March 1: Cynthia Choate, 11,630; Fred Claveau, 9,560; Oscar Moya, 9,120; Peg Kaspar, 8,970. Games are played from noon-4 p.m., Saturdays, in Clubhouse 1. For more information, call Peg Kaspar, 799-0433.
– Peg Kaspar
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Burning Tree Duplicate Bridge Club (ACBL) winners of the afternoon pairs session March 1: NS: First in Strat A: Joyce Basch-Verna Becker, second in Strat A, first in Strat B: Jack and Cooie Dampman, third in Strat A: Pat and Bob Adam, fourth in Strat A: Stan Blitz-Judy Johnson. Strat A: First EW: Fern and Hank Dunbar, second, Verna Burns-Joan Tschirki, third, Diane Sachs-Marilyn McClintock, fourth in Strat A, first in Strat B: Colleen Gardner-Joyce Henderson, second, Howard Smith-Dorothy Favre. First in Strat C: Jeanette Estill-Bud Parish. Winners of afternoon pairs session Feb. 28: NS: First in Strat A: Sue Fardette-Judy Johnson, second, Sharon Beran-Jaye Woodington, third in Strat A, first in Strat B: Jay and Connie Young. EW: First in Strats A and B: Cooie and Jack Dampman, second in Strat A: Tom and Jane Gibbons, third in Strat A, second in Strat B, first in Strat C: Lottie Kostar-Dick Stammerjohn. Games are played at 12:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, in Clubhouse 1. Players are requested to arrive by 12:15 p.m. or if a partner is needed by noon, and every effort will be made to find one. For reservations or cancellations Friday or Saturday, call Jaye Woodington at 799-1089. After noon, call Clubhouse 1 at 431-6586, ext. 381. Friday director, Bud Parish; Saturday director, Emma Trepinski. – Sharon Beran
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Leisure World Duplicate Bridge Club overall winners in the Thursday afternoon session Feb. 27: North/South: First in Strats A and B, Dotty and Lou Guthmann; second in Strats A and B, Joyce Henderson-Rob Preece; third in Strat A, Fern Dunbar-Larry Slutsky; tie for fourth in Strat A between Bee Kinman-Howard Smith and Harshad Vora-Ron McClintock; sixth in Strat A, third in Strat B and first in Strat C, Sue McHale-Jean Byer. East/West: First in Strat A, Marilyn McClintock-Sibyl Slutsky; second in Strat A and first in Strat B, Emma Trepinski-Kimi Matsumoto; third in Strat A, Tad Galardos-Dick Sands; fourth in Strat A, second in Strat B and first in Strat C, Melanie-Jerome Smith; fifth in Strat A and third in Strat B, Monica and Paul Honey; sixth in Strat A, Bill Linskey-Dorothy Favre. Winners in the Monday afternoon session Feb. 24: North/South: First in Strat A, Ruth Kaller-Christine Frumen; second in Strat A and first in Strat B, Sue Fardette-Vincent Remedios; third in Strat A and second in Strat B, Norma Krueger-Carmen Gross; fourth in Strat A and third in Strat B, Dotty and Lou Guthmann; fifth in Strat A, Bee Kinman-Verna Burns; fourth in Strat B, Dorothy Favre-Bud Parish; first in Strat C, Jean Byer-George Koehm. East/West: First in Strats A and B, Marilyn McClintock-Fay Beckerman; second in Strat A, Joan Tschirki-Bill Linskey; third in Strat A and second in Strat B, Jane and Tom Gibbons; fourth in Strat A and third in Strat B, Judy Carter-Johnson-Rob Preece; fifth in Strat A, fourth in Strat B and first in Strat C, Chie Wickham-Judy Percer. Games are played Monday and Thursday afternoons in Clubhouse 3, lobby, beginning at 12:30 p.m. Players are asked to arrive by 12:15 p.m. to confirm reservations or by noon without a partner. To make or cancel reservations Mondays, call Midge Dunagan at 594-9698; on Thursdays, call Cookie Pham at 431-6453. To cancel reservations on game day or report you are running late, call 481-7368 between noon-1 p.m.
– Gene Yaffee
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Friendly Pinochle Club games Feb. 27: Ralph Provow, 11,540; Chuck Cutchshaw, 11,000; Gene Smith, 10,800; Bonnie Smith, 10,050. Games are played from noon-4 p.m., Thursdays, Clubhouse 1.
Marjorie Dodero
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Progressive Bridge Club games Feb. 25: Ethel Orris, Bob Priest, Mary Nell Clark. Games begin at 4:45 p.m., in Clubhouse 1. All bridge players are invited and should plan to arrive between 4:30-5 p.m., with or without a partner. For more information, call Dave Tubbs, 342-9807.
– Dave Tubbs
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Best Time Bunco Club Monday night results from Feb. 24: Most buncos: Tie among Bobbie Stracey, Gee Early, Pat Imbriano, Susie Irwin and Alice McCullun. Most wins: Tie among Angie Rather, Pauline Cicconelli and Kathleen Morrison. Most babies: Isabel Hamilton. Most losses: Bill Simmons. Door prize winner: Joseph LaRoche. The next meeting will held March 10. The club meets the second and fourth Mondays of the month in Clubhouse 3, Room 1 at 6 p.m. sharp. For more information, call Gail Levitt, 596-1346.
– Gail Levitt
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Mid-Day Bridge Club games Feb. 24: Dave Tubbs, Emily Moubassaly, Olive Dugas. Games begin at 11:45 a.m. in Clubhouse 1. All bridge players are invited and should arrive between 11:45-noon, with or without a partner. For more information, call Dave Tubbs, 342-9807.
– Dave Tubbs
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Saturday Social Bunco Club results from Feb. 22: Most buncos: Kathy Rose. Most wins: Tie between Suzanne Frank and Pauline Ciccarelli. Most babies: Tie among Joyce Ingram, Suzanne Murphy and Jay Whitehead. Most losses: Simone Gornowicz. Door prize winner: Isabel Hamilton. The club’s next meeting is at 1 p.m., March 8, in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby. Signups begin at 12:15. Due to the demand for tables, a 12:30 arrival is advised. The club meets the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. For more information, call Mary Milhone, 430-4114.
–Doris Dack
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Y-Rollers Yahtzee Club winners from Feb. 21: Most Yahtzees: Mary Milhone. Highest score: John Loasby. The next game will be played from 1-4 p.m., March 7, in Clubhouse 3, Room 6. Games are played on the first and third Friday of the month. For more information, call (951) 488-8219.
– Cheryl Richardson
Cribbage Club

by Carlene LeCocq
LW contributor

Rod Carpenter turned in a perfect score of 847 to finish first Feb. 25 in Cribbage Club play. His triumph enabled Rod to place his first star on his tag.  One point behind was Liz Meripol, followed by Fred Claveau, 840; and Maureen Habel, 832.
Al Goldstein, who was playing his last game with the club, had six 121 games along with Richard Eggers. Both won consolation prizes.
Al furnished a cake as his going-away gift. He is moving to the San Fernando Valley to be closer to his family. Members wish Al the best.
The club furnished ice cream to go with the cake.
Thanks to Lou Pass for a donation for her Jan. 28 birthday. It will be used in her honor.
The club meets at noon, Tuesdays, in Clubhouse 1, and new members are welcome.
Newcomers are invited to come at 12:30 to play with others or arrive at noon to claim a table. A table is guaranteed to those who qualify and arrive by 12:10 p.m.  Partners are not needed.
Seven games are played and most players finish by 3:30 p.m.
To learn the game or brush up, people can schedule lessons for one hour at 11 a.m. before the meetings by calling Patti Smith, 242-4674. She will have a teacher help people with the game or teach plays for those who already know the game.

Pool and Billiards Club

Members of the Pool and Billiards Club played a 9-ball tournament Feb. 22 after the beer bust. Names were drawn for partners and 11 teams competed in an alternate shot double elimination format.
In 9-ball, whoever legally pockets the 9 wins the game, but the lowest numbered ball on the table must always be shot.
After three rounds, Roy Mittlesteadt and Steve Harris met Bobby Stringer and Dave Silva in the winners bracket finals.
Steve made the 9-ball, but scratched the cue ball, leaving Bobby with ball in hand and the 9 on the spot for an easy putaway.
In the losers bracket finals, Steve and Roy played Kurt Bourhenne and Ralph Buscher with a chance to play Dave and Bobby for first place.
But Kurt made the 9, so Steve and Roy won third-place money.
Since it was double elimination, Kurt and Ralph had to win two games since Bobby and Dave hadn’t lost.
Bobby played a safety on Ralph who had to bank to hit the 3-ball, but missed it, leaving Dave with ball in hand.
He made the 3-9 combination in the corner pocket for the win.
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On March 17, the club will play a 3-6-9 game at 6:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 2.
Monday Golf

Members of the Monday Golf Group took to the Riverview course Feb. 10 on a cloudy, cool morning, perfect for golf.
Rich Miller and Lowell Goltra had matching four-under-par 66s to win the second flight, and Rich had low putts, 30.
Bob Looney had a good one-under-par 69 and won family bragging rights over son Mike.
Bob Munn had the only birdie in the flight.
In the first flight, Paul Cose had the low round of the day with a 65 and a birdie. He was also closest to the pin on the ninth hole.
Don McLane was second with a 67 and had two birdies. Merle McGee and Jim Dickerson tied for third and Jim had a birdie. Bill McKusky and Larry Hillhouse rounded out the flight. Bill was closest to the pin on the second hole. Don, Merle and Bill tied for low putts with 32.
Next play is Feb. 24 at the David L. Baker course.

Ladies Golf Club

Tuesday morning is ladies day at the Leisure World Golf Course when members of the Ladies Golf Club play a nine-hole tournament.
For women who enjoy the game or want to learn to play, it’s a great golf course to start on.
Newcomers are welcome to join the club.
Dues are $20 a year, which qualifies them for all tournaments except the hole-in-one pot. Each week, players get a chance to win $1 and recoup the dues.
Fifty ladies participated last week in play for low net and chip-ins.
Flight A: Low net: Tie between Ann Tran and Kay Joo, 23. Chip-ins: Kay Joo, 2; Sunny Kim, 3.
Flight B: Low net: Soon Ja Min, 23.
Flight C: Low net: Laura Garcia, 22. Chip-ins: Laura Garcia, 9; Carol Piepenburg, 7.
Flight D: Low net: Tie between Ock Im and Kathy Gupton, 24. Chip-ins: Donna Sprow, 2
– Linda Herman

Shuffleboard Club

The Aces topped the Buffalo Shufflers 11-7, Feb. 28, in the Shuffleboard Club’s Friday League play.
All-game winners for the Aces were Sally Fowler and Maxine Reardon. All-game winner for the Shufflers was Roger Bennett.
On the other lanes, the Raptors defeated the Screaming Eagles 11-7. All-game winner for the Raptors was Milly Larsen. All-game winner for the Eagles was Dave Lacasia.
A St. Patrick party with white elephant auction will held March 22 in Clubhouse 3. Members should bring one item to be auctioned.
 Practice is held at 2 p.m., Mondays, and 10 a.m., Wednesdays, at Clubhouse 1. For more information, call Liz Meripol at 537-0318.
– Milly Larsen